Sony micromv DCR-IP7E-camcorder Bluetooth-function

Discussion in 'Sony' started by funprice, Feb 16, 2004.

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    funprice Guest


    anyone who has discovered how to connect to the internet via a pc
    with internet connection sharing yet?
    funprice, Feb 16, 2004
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    Merlin© Guest

    Yes, just ran the ics wizard on both machines & connected the two with a
    crossover cable...Worked first time...both machines run Win Me

    Merlin©, Feb 20, 2004
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    funprice Guest

    Are you sure? This camcorder hasn't a ethernet connection possibility,
    however it uses Bluetooth for external connections So using a
    crossover cable isn't appropiate. Running ics can not be done on this
    camcorder; it doesn't use a Windows operating system.

    The trouble is the functionality of the bluetooth capability of this
    camcorder is rather limited. You can use it with a bluetooth-modem,
    but I rather use my broadband pc internet connection for it. So I have
    to try to link the camcorder with the pc via bluetooth, which works,
    but how to setup a connection between the bluetooth part and the
    internet part of the pc. I don't think it is possible, but maybe a
    clever mind has found a way. Saves money on a bluetooth modem, no need
    to use a dial-up internet provider and lots of fun with this function
    of the DCR-IP7E Network Handycam. Will also work with a bluetooth
    capable mobile-phone, but inside the house I rather use my earlier
    mentioned internet connection.

    Thanks anyway. Bye for now.
    funprice, Feb 20, 2004
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    Jake Guest

    My (limited) understanding is that the camera's designed to pair with a
    bluetooth device acting as a modem (such as a Nokia 6310 phone or the Sony
    bluetooth modem you can buy as an add-on) for direct Internet connection.
    As far as I'm aware you can't connect it to an ethernet network in the way
    that you want to.

    Jake, Feb 20, 2004
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    funprice Guest

    You're probably right! But it may be possible to mislead the camcorder
    further since it is possible to make a bluetooth connection with a pc
    with this capability, which also wasn't intended by Sony inc. The step
    necessary is to link the existing internet connection of my pc to the
    internet function capability of this marvelous camcorder. It will take
    some genie I know, but it possibly can be done.

    Take care and enjoy. Bye for now.
    funprice, Feb 20, 2004
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    Tony Morgan Guest

    In message <>, funprice
    I've never understood what the big deal is with Bluetooth. When I was
    working (up to about two years ago) I used to dial-in to pick up (and
    send) my e-mail while commuting using my Nokia 6210 with my Vaio laptop.
    The only "extra" I used was a Nokia PCMIA modem card with the other end
    just plugged into the bottom of the mobile. Though I've never tried it,
    I can't see a problem sending piccies "on the move" simply by either
    connecting the camcorder via USB for stills or MPEG-1 e-mail transfer in
    this way, or moving the memory stick from the camcorder to the Vaio.

    I should perhaps this was with a bog-standard Orange mobile account.

    Though the filesize (of DV or MPEG-2) would preclude the transfer by
    e-mail, I imagine I could alternatively move the video via firewire to
    the laptop and go from there.

    I've never encountered anyone who's actually used Bluetooth to send
    video or stills from camcorder.
    Tony Morgan
    "In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice,
    there is." - Yogi Berra
    Tony Morgan, Feb 20, 2004
  7. Ah, but how about browsing websites via your camcorder? Now *that*
    sounds a really useful function! Which must be why they built it in -
    even better than WAP. What will they think of next? Ah - I know -
    making movies. That *would* be a useful thing to build in. ;-)
    David Pearson, Feb 20, 2004
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    Tony Morgan Guest

    Tony Morgan
    "In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice,
    there is." - Yogi Berra
    Tony Morgan, Feb 20, 2004
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    funprice Guest

    It's more an extra; the main purpose of the Network Handycam DCR-IP7E
    by Sony, with it's bluetooth capability, is to send pictures from out
    in the field by mobile phone to a place on the internet. Connected to
    the internet you can then also send or read an occasional e-mail or
    browse a web-site: for the fun of it mainly.
    funprice, Feb 20, 2004
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    funprice Guest

    Bluetooth: just another cable gone.

    You're right about the rare appearance of this camcorder: it's not
    sold to the masses, maybe only to the 'happy few' :>).
    funprice, Feb 20, 2004
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    Jake Guest

    I don't know if you've ever had the opportunity (maybe the wrong use of the
    word in this context!) to use one of Sony's bluetooth cameras as a Web
    browser and mail client. I have, and it's bloody impossible!!! Entering a
    Web address is like adding your name to a video game high score table with a
    joystick. You have to cycle through each letter, it's ridiculous.

    Jake, Feb 23, 2004
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